by Christer Idhammar
It is not uncommon that many reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives fail to deliver expected results. Why is it so?
Some of the most common causes I have observed include:
- Lack of top management understanding, directive and long term support.
- Initiatives are shortsighted and too cost focused instead of long term and reliability focused.
- Politics and disjointed organizational goals and objectives.
- Mobility of management.
- Confusing the organization with new names on well known concepts.
- Failing to understand that the reliability and maintenance improvement initiative is a process without an end, not a program with an end.
- It is a process driven by disciplined thoughts and actions by people.
- Technology is secondary to behavior and will be very successfully applied when an organization is ready. Continue reading →